Philadelphia – June 26, 2008 – Hahnemann University Hospital announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with MultiPlan, Inc. that includes participation in the PHCS (formerly Private Healthcare Systems) network. The new agreement, which includes the hospital and its outpatient services, begins July 1, 2008. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We look forward to serving the patients who are members of the PHCS network,” said Michael Halter, chief executive officer of Hahnemann University Hospital. “Our hospital provides these patients with a wide array of programs and services designed to meet their health care needs including nationally recognized cardiac care, trauma services, solid organ transplantation, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 541-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. Hahnemann has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top fifty hospitals for heart care and is also recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com
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